Two stately homes—one an opulent chateau-style, the other a modern marvel—hit the market. In a booming real estate scene, we take a look at these impressive listings.
Wow Factor “A true neoclassical masterpiece, Chateau Carnarvon is the definition of luxury and refinement, surrounded by private, parklike grounds,” says Kellie Geitner. “The 26,000-square-foot-plus chateau is designed for elegant entertaining and the display of museum-quality art. The setting and architecture evoke the grandeur of Versailles and the art-filled mansions of Paris’ 16th arrondissement.”
Specs 26,401 square feet, 8 bedrooms, 8 full baths, 4 half-baths, 4-car air-conditioned garage, handpainted gilt details, reproduced period moldings, antique boiserie, Versailles room, music room, billiard room, theater, formal gardens, imported olive trees and citrus groves, expansive pool, fountains and more
Wow Factor “A modern masterpiece, 9030 Sandringham Drive is the finest contemporary Houston estate offered for sale in decades,” says Mike Mahlstedt. “The home is fit for both family and entertaining—with a climate-controlled wine grotto; 10-seat home theater; half-size indoor basketball court; and stunning backyard haven, including covered loggia, impressive swimming pool and spa, playground, zip line and putting green. The 2-acre-plus property offers a serene escape from the hustle of Houston right in the heart of close-in Memorial.”
Specs 21,738 square feet, 8 bedrooms, 9 full baths, 5 half-baths, 3-car garage, 1,500-bottle wine room, Miele and Sub-Zero appliances, Viking grill, wood-burning pizza oven and more
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